Art Center College of Design Establishes The Doyald Young Memorial Scholarship

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Award-winning graphic and logotype designer, cherished mentor and revered faculty member Doyald Young, who passed away earlier this year, will be honored by his alma mater, Art Center College of Design, with The Doyald Young Memorial Scholarship to benefit incoming and current Graphic Design students.

Doyald Young (c)2009 Steven A. Heller/Art Center College of Design

In establishing the Doyald Young Memorial Scholarship it is our hope that we honor the generosity and strength of a gifted artist and powerful teacher—and encourage others in that same spirit of giving to ensure his legacy in the next generation.

Award-winning graphic and logotype designer, cherished mentor and revered faculty member Doyald Young, who passed away earlier this year, will be honored by his alma mater, Art Center College of Design, with The Doyald Young Memorial Scholarship, it was revealed today by Art Center President Dr. Lorne M. Buchman.

The scholarship, which will be available to incoming and current Graphic Design students, will be formally announced at “Young Love,” a celebration of Young’s life and legacy taking place at the College this weekend. With enough support, the College intends to endow the scholarship to benefit its students in perpetuity.

“Shortly before his passing, Doyald said, ‘if you have the gift of teaching, you must pass it on,’” Dr. Buchman recalled. “In establishing the Doyald Young Memorial Scholarship it is our hope that we honor the generosity and strength of a gifted artist and powerful teacher—and encourage others in that same spirit of giving to ensure his legacy in the next generation.”

Young taught lettering and logotype design in the Graphic Design Department at Art Center College of Design for decades. His freelance work included logotypes for hotels, clubs, universities, financial institutions, arts, entertainment and practically every other industry. He created several corporate and commercial fonts and published three books about his work: "Logotypes & Letterforms," "Fonts & Logos" and "Dangerous Curves."

Young was named Inaugural Master of the School by Art Center College of Design in 2001, named a Fellow of the Los Angeles chapter of AIGA in 2006, received an AIGA Medal in 2009 and received an honorary doctorate degree of humane letters from Art Center in 2010. His life story and immeasurable talent was also documented by lynda.com as part of their "Creative Inspirations" series in 2010.

Young received his formal education at Frank Wiggins Trade School and Art Center College of Design.

Individuals interested in making donations to the Scholarship can visit the College website or contact Senior Development Officer Palencia Turner at 626.396.2366 or palencia.turner@artcenter.edu.

Art Center’s Graphic Design students learn to infuse words and images with life and meaning. They begin with an accelerated education in the formal principles of design, aesthetics and craftsmanship, after which students can specialize in a single area of graphic design or continue to explore the full scope of communication design. Students are challenged to develop design solutions while experimenting with a wide range of media including product packaging, book and magazine layouts, interactive communication, 3D graphics, virtual environments and the creation of graphic identities and branded experiences.

About Art Center College of Design
Founded in 1930 and located in Pasadena, California, Art Center College of Design is a global leader in art and design education. Art Center offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in a wide variety of art and design disciplines, as well as public programs for all ages and levels of experience. Renowned for its ties to industry and professional rigor, Art Center is also the first design school to receive the United Nations' Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) status, providing students with opportunities to create design-based solutions for humanitarian and nonprofit agencies around the world. During the College's 80-year history, Art Center's alumni have had a profound impact on popular culture, the way we live, and important issues in our society. For current news and events about the College, visit Art Center’s blog, Dotted Line.

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